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If Corbyn started to advocate for cancelling Brexit half his MPs would discover their inner swivel eyed Brexit loon. After all, the first thing they did once it was clear that the UK's trade relations with the rest of the world were on fire was the chicken coup. All those fluffy moderates had the chance to dominate the parties position on Brexit, since they controlled most of the apparatus and the membership mostly loath it, but they decided to rather use it to get rid of Corbyn.

Also the UK's MMT faction argues that Labour's economic policy is dominated by pretty bad advice. I wouldn't be surprised if the thinking on the complexities of Brexit is also quite bad. Economics 101 would lead you to expect that the cratering of the Pound would lead to an improvement of the terms of trade. However, Economics 101 is worth shit all. I think Corbyn actually brought that up in a recent speech, the one that was shellacked by the Free Press™ for "touting the benefits of Brexit", where he correctly noted that there were none to be observed, as of now.
Investing too much hope in exchange rate adjustments is not a good gamble to take and I hope they keep an open mind. Though to be fair, it might be the only one available.

by generic on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 08:33:13 AM EST
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it's certainly true that there seems to be little thinking about policy going on within the inner circle.

I think the problem is that Corbyn's status as leader of the party has been under constant attack since the moment he won, with attempts to overthrow him being announced almost every 6 months (a new one seems to be underway now according to various sources).

This has led to a seige mentality which has made it resistant to ideas beyond mere survival. Which is a shame cos they will really need an awful lot of help to turn the country around when they take power.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 12:22:28 PM EST
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yes, well, it seems to me that the hedge is in the joint letter of support for the EU Blocking Statute. So Tory gov has that sop going for it when proper negotiation of the "future relationship" begins. After 31 Dec 2020.

I shall hope for the best --that Tory gov does not renege again-- and prepare for the worst.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 12:42:38 PM EST
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There's a hit piece on Corbyn in Politico. Is it the coup season in the UK?
by Bernard on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 07:03:21 PM EST
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wtf

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 07:14:34 PM EST
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christ on a bike but that is bad. Recycling every BS attack that Fleet St and the BBC have mounted in the last 2 years plus a few I'd not heard before.

The trouble that most of these people have is that they protest too much, too often. It imly becomes ridiculous. Like the current anti-semitism thing; if they'd kept it low level and fact-based (yes there is some anti-semitism in the party and has been indulged/ignored for far too long) then they might have made a fist of it.

But by going completely over the top with a full 24/7 media onslaught throwing every crappy thing they can invent, they simply end up looking idiotic.

And so here we are again. It hasn't worked before and it won't work now

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 08:40:20 PM EST
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